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LCU1646 utility landing craft (1971 - 1975)


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LCU1653 2000

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LCU1646   446 Defoe SB, Bay City     1.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1647   447 Defoe SB, Bay City     1.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1648   448 Defoe SB, Bay City     2.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1649   449 Defoe SB, Bay City     2.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1650   450 Defoe SB, Bay City     3.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1651   451 Defoe SB, Bay City     3.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1652   452 Defoe SB, Bay City     4.1971 grounded 2.1998
LCU1653   453 Defoe SB, Bay City     4.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1654   454 Defoe SB, Bay City     5.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1655   455 Defoe SB, Bay City     5.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1656   456 Defoe SB, Bay City     6.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1657   457 Defoe SB, Bay City     6.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1658   458 Defoe SB, Bay City     6.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1659   459 Defoe SB, Bay City     7.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1660   460 Defoe SB, Bay City     7.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1661   461 Defoe SB, Bay City     8.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1662   462 Defoe SB, Bay City     8.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1663   463 Defoe SB, Bay City     9.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1664   464 Defoe SB, Bay City     9.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1665   465 Defoe SB, Bay City     10.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1666   466 Defoe SB, Bay City     10.1971 in service (2019)
LCU1667 Manassas   General Ship & Eng. Wks., East Boston     1974 Army, sold 2006
LCU1668 Belleau Wood   General Ship & Eng. Wks., East Boston     1974 Army, sold 2003
LCU1669 Marseilles   General Ship & Eng. Wks., East Boston     1974 Army, to Marshall Islands 2000
LCU1670 San Isidro   General Ship & Eng. Wks., East Boston     1974 Army, sold 2003
LCU1671 Catawba Ford   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2002
LCU1672 Bush Master   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2003
LCU1673 Double Eagle   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, to Marshall Islands 2006
LCU1674 St. Mihiel   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2003
LCU1675 Commando   Marinette Marine     1978 Army, to Dominican Republic 2006 (Neyba)
LCU1676 Birmingham   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2003
LCU1677 Brandywine   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2003
LCU1678 Naha   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2003
LCU1679 Chateau Thierry   Marinette Marine     1975 Army, sold 2003


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

170

Displacement full, t

437

Length, m

41.1 oa

Breadth, m

9.07

Draught, m

2.08

No of shafts

2 Kort-nozzle

Machinery

4 General Motors 6-71 diesels

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 13

Endurance, nm(kts)

1200(11)

Armament

2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Military load

4 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 180 t of cargo or 400 troops

Electronic equipmentLN-66 or SPS-53 radar
Complement10


Standard scale images


LCU1646 1975
LCU1646 1975


Graphics


LCU1653 2000
LCU1653 2000


Project history

Development of LCU1627 subclass. Have 36.9x7.6m cargo deck and 4.5m-wide bow ramp.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.